The Last Dance: Season 1

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ESPN chronicles the life and career of NBA legend Michael Jordan in this 10-episode Netflix series. This includes never-before-seen footage... More

Where to watch The Last Dance: Season 1

The Last Dance: Season 1 is available to stream in... More New Zealand now on Netflix.

The Last Dance: Season 1 episodes

Episode 1.1

Episode 1

The Bulls look for their third straight NBA Championship but... More the off-season is full of front office and player tension.

Episode 1.2

Episode 2

Jordan is left to begin the 1997-98 season without his... More injured sidekick Scottie Pippen, whose contract dispute with the Bulls' front office reaches a fever pitch as the team gets off to one of the worst starts of its championship runs.
Episode 1.3

Episode 3

Once a key member of the hated Detroit Pistons "Bad... More Boys" championship teams that brutalized Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman is virtually all Jordan can count on in the early months of the 1997-98 season.

Episode 1.4

Episode 4

In what management insists is Phil Jackson's final season in... More Chicago as head coach of the Bulls, he continues to seem like the only one who can steer this unique, singular collection of talent to another title.


Episode 5

As Jordan's fame peaked to unparalleled levels in the early... More 1990s in the wake of consecutive NBA titles and a starring role on the Olympic Dream Team, his image as "Air Jordan" made him a profoundly significant cultural figure.


Episode 6

With Jordan's extraordinary fame came extraordinary scrutiny, and in 1993,... More it all felt like it came to a head with the Chicago Bulls' pursuit of a third straight title shadowed by question marks about Jordan's gambling.


Episode 7

As Jordan pushes his teammates hard for a sixth NBA... More title, his intensity and hunger for basketball dominance is in stark contrast to his mindset in October 1993, when he stunned the world by walking away from the game.


Episode 8

Michael Jordan would famously use even the smallest slight imaginable... More to motivate himself against an opponent. And when his NBA comeback in 1995 fell short in the playoffs, he worked harder than ever to return to form.


Episode 9

In May of 1998, nearly a year after Michael Jordan... More and the Chicago Bulls fought past Utah in the NBA Finals, their path to a sixth title only gets more challenging, as a brutal 7-game series against the Indiana Pacers decides the Eastern Conference.


Episode 10

In June of 1998, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls... More face the Utah Jazz in an NBA Finals rematch, looking for a sixth championship and a perfect ending.

The Last Dance: Season 1 | Ratings & Reviews

    ""The Last Dance" is essentially asking the audience to be Jordan's teammate through this ride. You see how his overbearing competitive drive leads to ticks in the win column, and also strains individual relationships along the way."


    "A more-than-casual basketball person, such as myself, might know all of this about Jordan and think, as I actually, did: This seems like a lot of stone for such a little bit of blood. But here's the achievement of this series: Jordan isn't boring."

    The New York TimesThe New York Times

    "The Last Dance has the advantage of history. It feels like long ago and looks that way, too... At the age of 57, Jordan has nothing to prove and -- suddenly and surprisingly -- plenty to say."

    The AgeThe Age

    "How can The Last Dance truly interrogate Jordan when it's Jordan holding the strings? Yet time and again, The Last Dance presented Jordan's basketball idiosyncrasies unfiltered."

    Vanity FairVanity Fair

    "A stunningly refined and comprehensive look at the legacy and inner turmoil of one of the most essential sports teams of all time."

    "It also reminds us how it felt the first time we saw greatness, in the form of a man, his tongue sticking out like a little boy's, taking flight over and over, right before our eyes."


    "The lack of commentary on the wider society feels like a missed opportunity. But "The Last Dance" offers the best and most intimate look at how Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the sports world in the 1990s."


    "To those who recall what it meant to "Be like Mike" (cue the jingle), "The Last Dance" is an intoxicating trip into the way-back machine. More broadly, though, the project is a thoughtful look at the costs associated with stardom and how they've evolved in the modern sports era, particularly in the NBA."


    "The limited series is as complete a portrait of Michael Jordan's extraordinary basketball career as fans will ever get. It's a Citizen Kane-like biography about Jordan's relentless pursuit of greatness at all costs."

    TV GuideTV Guide

    "There’s so much rich material, so much game-changing basketball history, so many powerful dramatic moments off the court, there’s no clear purpose to so much bending of the linear timeline."

    Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

    "It's here you realize that Last Dance may be a stand-alone, limited docuseries, but it's also something of a Voltron formed from bits and pieces of material already covered in previous ESPN projects..."

    Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

    "At a time when ESPN and other outlets are struggling to fill the sports-less void, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic’s disruption of, well, everything, “The Last Dance” is exactly what fans need. It’s both a perfect diversion and a tribute to shared sacrifice."

    Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

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